24 November, 2006


Today is Thanksgiving. Last night I asked Andrew to drive me to do grocery. I bought ground beef, thought I was going to make meatloaf today, yeah, not turkey, so? However, after we got home last night, I put the beef into the freezer right away and I didn't know that. So today, the beef couldn't be defrosted on time. And we ended up having hot dogs and left over pizza for Thanksgiving dinner, so sad...

Monday was Andrew's birthday. I felt really bad that I didn't make him a birthday cake, I really did. Sorry, honey!! I think he will not bake me a cake next year... :(

Anyway, I got back my test from Imcompressible Fluid Flow class. I thought I did very bad, but luckily, I got 94 -- A. Yay!! I am very very happy about that, however, someone is thinking i got that because of my husband. I don't care what people think anymore. Chinese always say, " it's their month, we can't control what they say". Plus, I have talked to one of my professor from my last school, he gave me support, and the most important thing is he believes in me, that means a lot to me. Thank you Professor Lotezcka.

This week, I have finished couple knitting projects. I have knitted 2 hats to match my scarves. I know, I know... I said I would not knit another hat. But once I am used to the double pointed needles, the whole knitting process is not acutally that hard. The hats are not perfect, but I like them.

I also finished knitting the vest dress. It is way too bad for me. I don't want to rip it off, because there were lot of knitting. However, it's very hard to find someone is fatter than me to wear it... What should I do?And the gloves for Katy, I made a mistake. I found out it was one row short before I knitted the thumb. So I had to rip it and re-knitted again. And now... tada, look great!!

16 November, 2006

My husband is an engineer...

Yesterday, I was in one of my male professors' office asking him(who is the chair of the Mechancial Engineering department) questions about the homework. Then one of my female professors came in and tried to talk to him, and she was shocked to see me there because she thought I was in Electrical Engineering, blah blah blah... then a conversation came up like this:

female: She(meaning me) is a great student... (immediately interruped by the male professor)
male: Her husband is an engineer...

I was so surprised and very upset to hear that comment coming out from his mouth. I honestly wanted to cry right away. He always thinks that I do well in classes because I have an engineer husband. I think it is an insult. I can't say that Andrew has not helped me at all. But he mostly helps me in the language/English part of my study, not the technical part. Several semesters ago, I took a Western history class, which I didn't understand the professor said in class, so I recorded what she said, and asked Andrew to listen all the lessons with me at home and explained what she said in class. BUT, I never ask Andrew to solve a differential equation or do a physics problem for me. I did them all by myself. I do my homework or study until 3/4 am all the time. I can say that I do well in my classes because I work hard, really hard. I get As because I earn them, I deserve them. I didn't bring Andrew to take the tests with me. When the male professor said "Her husband...", my heart felt sour, and I still have that feeling. I am definitely bothered by that. I am very proud that my husband is an engineer. Buy why do people always have to think that I do well in my classes because of my husband? May be I should not mention to anyone about that until I graduated...

Anyway, my car broke down couple times since last 2/3 weeks. I only hope it will last until I got my Fit. We have put a down payment for it since the middle of August, and I am still waiting for it now... Hopefully, it will be here at the end of this month.

Last weekend, Andrew and I raked lots of leaves in our front yard. We ended up having 18 bags of leaves and pain in the back. And then after 2 days, our yard is covered by leaves again...

For knitting projects, I am very close to finishing up my vest dress. As a knitting-sweater newbie, I did make a mistake right at the begining of the armholes. However, I didn't notice until I almost finished the dress like right now. So, I had to rip it off and redo it again... just want to make it look right.

I am also in process of making a second pair of fingerless gloves which would match the cable scarf I have been knitting. I think they will go to Katy for Christmas.

09 November, 2006

New Gloves

I would never thought I could knit gloves until I finished this pair. They are not perfect, but for the very first time of knitting gloves, I gave myself score 90. Haha... They could be a gift for someone, so don't be surprise if you have recieved it someday in the future. If you want them, please email your address to me as soon as possible!!

I am also in a process of a "vest dress". At the beginning, I thought it would be too small for me, but now I think it's too big....

Anyway, it has not been as busy as last couple weeks in school. I did have a test today(don't ask me what the class is, because I never remember the name of it), I couldn't believe that I have given up a 20 points question in that test. Of course I was not happy about it, but there was nothing I could do when I was running out of time. If I had 15 mintues more... I am saying "if", I think I could get it done... oh well, I think I am getting a C in that class. I really don't like that class, it's a new subjust that this is the second semester it has been held. Since everything is so new, we don't even have a right text book for it. So everything is made up by 2 professors. Since they were both in chemical engineering major, of course the class involves lots of chemisty material, and those are not the easy stuff like H is hydrogen, O is oxygen. I really have had a tough time in that. Last test, I picked up a mistake in the question that the professor made in the test. The professor spent 15 mins to try to solve my question. Don't think 15 mins is nothing, I had only one hour to do the test!! And I spent at least 30 mins trying to understand those confusing questions. I can't complain to my professor, because she is very nice and explains everything well during classes, I only think the other professor is the trouble maker. Anyway, I assume you don't want to hear more about it... back to homework now...

01 November, 2006


It's Halloween. Since I had a class from 7 to 10pm tonight, Andrew and I did not do anything to celebrate. There were only 4 kids stopped by to get candies, worse than last year. However I did dress up Choppy and Sticky. I bought the outfits last year on Halloween at target, they were both on sale for 2 dallors each. Choppy and Sticky were way too small for the outfit last year, but they fit well now. However they seemed not to like them much, trying very hard to take them off.

there was a little accident at our house. A witch crashed into out breezeway door. ha. I also got a very cute hello kitty card from my mother-in-law. Thanks Mom!

Since, it's Halloween, I made something scary for dinner. I have made pork and preserved egg porridge. Most of the Americans scare of it because it's name is "thousand years old egg", but most of the Chinese love it.

After I saw how pretty An's cable scarf which she has been knitting, I can't help to knit one myself too. It is a Christmas gift, I suppose, it's either for my mom or her friend. However, I love the color and the pattern, I may not be able to let it go, we will see. ha.

Backside of the scarf